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myelencephalon

[mahy-uh-len-sef-uh-lon] /ˌmaɪ ə lɛnˈsɛf əˌlɒn/
noun, plural myelencephalons, myelencephala
[mahy-uh-len-sef-uh-luh] /ˌmaɪ ə lɛnˈsɛf ə lə/ (Show IPA).
Anatomy
1.
the posterior section of the hindbrain comprising the medulla oblongata.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45; myel- + encephalon
Related forms
myelencephalic
[mahy-uh-len-suh-fal-ik] /ˌmaɪ əˌlɛn səˈfæl ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for myelencephala

myelencephalon

/ˌmaɪɪlɛnˈsɛfəˌlɒn/
noun (pl) -lons, -la (-lə)
1.
the part of the embryonic hindbrain that develops into the medulla oblongata Nontechnical name afterbrain
Derived Forms
myelencephalic (ˌmaɪɪlɛnsəˈfælɪk) adjective
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myelencephala in Medicine

myelencephalon my·e·len·ceph·a·lon (mī'ə-lěn-sěf'ə-lŏn')
n.
The posterior portion of the embryonic hindbrain, from which the medulla oblongata develops.


my'e·len·ce·phal'ic (-sə-fāl'ĭk) adj.
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